Recently a reader emailed me this question about what to do when her kids are fighting …Q. Is it best to separate them, let them resolve the issues themselves, or be the mediator?A. As with almost all parenting questions, the answer begins with “it depends”! There are times when each of these choices is appropriate

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It’s the four-letter f-word parents dread. No, not that one. I’m talking about the word “fair”. You want to be a good parent. You want to do right by your child. And so when one of your kids suggests that your decision was unjust or unfair, it can definitely strike a nerve! So, how do you know

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Do your children have trouble saying they are sorry or apologizing when they hurt each other? You might be going about it the wrong way. Instead of teaching your children beginning at the first step, I recommend teaching them backwards. Here’s what that looks like.

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We are interested in hearts. Motives. Emotions. Reactions. Reasoning. Good questions not only help to bring information to the surface so that we can see it clearly, but so that our kids can see it clearly, too.

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Overwhelmed because the kids are constantly fighting? Here are some quick ideas to get some breathing room from sibling bickering an conflicts.

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So the kids are fighting. Again. And now you’ve got to do deal with it. But wait! Before you jump in, be sure to avoid this one common blunder!

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